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So I just stared a different topic but a couple of days ago something strange happened. When I first got dp (last December) I was drinking on nye and i felt like the alcohol made it worse and each time I was drinking. So last week I was locked up in my room anxious af, didn't wanna go out. Then I took the train to meet a friend and I was so anxious I could barely control it. Then I met a new person and the three of us were talking and I had one drink. That drink made me so talkative and happy it was insane. It was like my anxiety just vanished.
So I know that people always advise people that are dped to stay away from alcohol but it actually made me feel really good but it was because I was anxious so then the alcohol pulled me out of the anxious situation if you know where I'm coming from. But alcohol also makes me dumb which hella sucks because dp already makes me feel like a dumbass 24/7. Would love to hear your thoughts on alcohol and anxiety.
 

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Anxiety usually reduces and I can actually become slightly more coordinated (and definitely more social), while drinking, but not too much. Just being slightly inebriated. I had a grad school professor who recommended I drink a glass or two of wine before giving presentations, haha.

Don't drink anymore now, don't really have the need to as I'm pretty much housebound and unable to socialize at all anyway as a result of my symptoms.
 

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Alcohol is a depressant and many people use it to stop anxiety. It's still an addiction with dire consequences if you use that exclusively.
 

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Yeah one drink ain’t gonna kill you. But if you get totally hammered, your DP will be a bitch the following day. I’ve actually had mild panic attacks while drunk due to DP. Don’t anymore. It’s all a matter of how much.
 
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